First Folio Tour and Andrea Mays Lecture










First Folio Tour and Andrea Mays Lecture

Andrea Mays, acclaimed author and distinguished scholar, will present a lecture on her newly published book, "The Millionaire and the Bard"  Andrea E. Mays has degrees in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton and from UCLA, and teaches economics at California State University at Long Beach. Like Henry Folger, she is a native New Yorker and has had a lifelong Shakespeare obsession. She spent much of her Manhattan youth listening to vinyl LP recordings of performances by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The Millionaire and the Bard is her first book. 

The late 19th- and early 20th-century millionaire businessman Henry Clay Folger and his wife Emily spent a lifetime tracking down one of literature's greatest treasures, the first collection of Shakespeare's plays. Known as theFirst Folio, it was published seven years after the Bard's death in 1616. Today it is the most valuable book in the world. Recently one sold for over five million dollars.

The Millionaire and the Bard is a literary detective story, the tale of two mysterious men—a brilliant author and his obsessive collector—separated by space and time. It is a tale of two cities—Elizabethan and Jacobean London and Gilded Age New York. It is a chronicle of two worlds—of art and commerce—that unfolded an ocean and three centuries apart. 

The lecture will follow a tour of the First Folio at the
Newcomb Art Museum, Tulane University from 4-5 PM. 

Time: 5:30-7:30
Place: 6330 Saint Charles AvenueNew Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Cost : Members - $40; Non-Members - $45

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The Millionaire and The Bard


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